Fixed term for 2 years
The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds invites applications for a postdoctoral research assistant in galactic star formation. This forms part of the EU-funded FP7-SPACE project VIALACTEA to exploit the Herschel far-IR satellite survey of the Milky Way. The project involves the use of the Herschel Hi-GAL survey and ancillary datasets to investigate the role of spiral arms and H II regions in the triggering of star formation. You will work with Prof Hoare to utilize the various analysis tools that will be developed during the VIALACTEA project to help build a 3D picture of star formation in the Galaxy and use this to assist in the development of a new bottom-up recipe for the star formation rate. Close collaboration will be required with a related VIALACTEA research fellow in the School of Computing and with VIALACTEA members across Europe. You will benefit from the wide range of star formation expertise in Leeds group which includes Profs Hartquist and Oudmaijer and Drs Lumsden and Pittard.
You will have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in Astrophysics, or a related discipline and experience in infrared, millimetre-wave or radio astronomy.
The starting date will be by arrangement but is expected to be between 1 April and 1 October 2014.
University Grade 6 (£25,013 - £29,837 p.a.).
Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Melvin Hoare, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +44 (0)113 343 3864.
Closing Date: 9 February 2014
Reference number MAPPA0049